Alcohol Aficionado's Gold Medals are given out to brands who have been deemed to be at the pinnacle of their segment. Gold medal winners are among the best in the respective type of alcohol, and we make sure to narrow them based on the opinions of our experts and the payment of variable entry fees. Learn more about the process to become a Gold alcohol award winner here. Our judges come from the field of food and beverage spanning the globe. We are restaurateurs, distillers, distributors and marketers focused on advancing the spirits industry.